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How to Hire a Private Tutor

It might sound like a pretty simple process, especially since we have social networks like Craigslist, Facebook and Google+ at our disposal.  However, hiring a private tutor is actually not that easy.  Watch this video to learn more about what Top Test Prep specifically looks for in their top 1% private tutors!

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9 Big Changes to the SAT 2016!

You may have heard the news already – changes are coming to the SAT in 2016!  What are these changes?  Watch the video below as our Logistics Manager, Dov Landau, discusses what College Board decided to change with the SAT. If you want to learn more about how Top Test Prep can help you start […]

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Who Should I Ask For My College Recommendations?

College recommendations are opportunities for teachers to reinforce why a particular student is the best fit for the college he/she is applying to.  Therefore, students need to make sure to choose these teachers wisely.  One of Top Test Prep‘s elite tutors shares her knowledge on what to take into consideration when choosing who to ask. […]

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College Campus Tours: Are They Useful?

You’ve looked through the brochures.  You’ve seen all the campus pictures. You’ve read the U.S. News college rankings.  So why bother scheduling a campus tour when you’ve read everything about the colleges you’re applying to?  Believe it or not, seeing the college campus for yourself can determine whether or not it’s the right fit for […]

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I finally submitted my college applications! Now what?

    The essays are done. The scores are in. Your college application is signed, sealed, and delivered to the schools of your dreams. And now, the hard part. The wait until Spring for college decisions may seem overwhelming, but there are a few things you should do in the meantime. Maybe they’ll take your […]

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Meet the SAT Subject Tests, aka SAT II’s

With the SAT coming up, students may also be contemplating about taking the SAT II‘s.  What are these exams, and how are they different from the SAT? SAT Subject Tests, also known as SAT II’s, are one-hour multiple-choice exams offered by the College Board, the same company that brought you the infamous SAT.  Each exam […]

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How to Highlight Your Other Strengths to Admissions Officials

It’s a common experience: Some students study as hard as they can and can’t seem to raise their standardized test scores. Luckily, college admissions officers take a holistic review of your accomplishments. There’s no need to apologize or make excuses for your standardized test scores. By emphasizing your strengths in other sections of your application, […]

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Planning Your Senior Year of High School

There’s a lot going on during everyone’s senior year of high school, so it’s easy to get overwhelmed. While you have some free time this summer, take a minute to plan out your college admissions calendar, paying attention to the application deadlines at the colleges on your list. Here is a basic outline of the […]

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3 Mistakes to Avoid in Private School Admissions Essays

Private school admissions essays can seem daunting, but avoiding these most common pitfalls will get you through the process with ease. The most common mistake is when students attempt to tailor their application to show that they are the type of student the admissions committee seeks. What they often fail to realize is that admissions […]

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Can I Get Into College If I Can’t Afford Tuition?

College can get expensive. According to the College Board, a moderate college budget for an in-state public college is $22,261. That figure rises to $43,289 for a private college. These numbers can be intimidating, and some prospective students find these figures to be deterrents from applying, believing that they would not be accepted to a […]

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